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Windmills of the Gods (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  7 February 1988 (USA)
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When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Mary Ashley
Mike Slade
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Ackroyd ...
Dr. Edward Ashley
James Anklam ...
Nicholas Ball
Louis Cassara ...
Dr. Louis Desforges
Lou Criscuolo ...
Pete Connors
Gloria Crist ...
Dorothy - Secretary to Mary Ashley
Philip DeMarco ...


When Mary Ashley is approached to become ambassador of the United States of America in Romania she does not take the offer because her husband does not want to give up his well-going doctor's office. Shortly afterward Dr. Edward Ashley gets killed in a car accident. After this Mary Ashley reconsiders the offer and finally accepts. Arrived in Romania she is confronted with a complex plot in which the American President's current plans to improve relations between the US and communist countries shall be sabotaged. Written by Alto Speckhardt <>

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Sidney Sheldon's Windmills of the Gods  »

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The name of the Romanian intelligence service Securitate is consistently pronounced to rhyme with English 'wait'. The correct Romanian pronunciation would have the "tate" bit pronounced so as to more or less rhyme with English "what", as well as the final "e" is also pronounced. Surely something that US embassy staffers in Bucharest would know. See more »

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Fast, exciting...thriller a'la Sheldon's books....
22 February 2004 | by (australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best adaptation of Sidney Sheldon's books. It's fast, exciting, great locales, appealing characters and enjoyable from start to finish.

This is Smith's first foray in this genre. Her on-screen chemistry with "Mr.Cool" himself, Robert Wagner is one of the reasons why this miniseries works.

An all star cast miniseries.

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